His 2016 album, “Live From The Deep,” celebrated his musical past by inviting the audience and a congregation of friends to sing along with their favorite songs. It marked his new direction as a solo artist. It was followed in 2018 by the studio album “You,” which received many accolades and awards, including Kerrville New Folk Finalist, RIFF Americana artist of the year, two ISC semi-finals, and Unsigned Only winner in the Folk category.
He is currently putting the finishing touches on his second solo effort, tentatively named ‘Big House’. His new work explores the pains and joys of family. Believing that the surroundings determine the feeling of the music, Ezra recorded the core of ‘Big House’ in his brother's quiet Rocky Mountian mountain home in Estes Park, Colorado, surrounded by his family. He is currently splitting his time between Dallas and Nashville, putting the final touches on this project. It is due out in early 2020.
Past History In Music
Ezra is best known as part of his previous band, Ezra Thomas, which was a fictional name derived from the two core bandmates. Ezra Thomas’ first album, "Weight of Being," won them a showcase at SXSW in 2005 and also an exclusive publishing deal on the Japanese label, Trident Style. This deal paved the way for their second album, Promise Land. Promise Land has been declared by longtime Dallas Music scene writer, The Music Enthusiast's Jordan Buford, to be "a masterpiece of emotions”, and an album "that most bands/artists could only dream of releasing."